§ 53. Mr. G. MACDONALD
asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the hardship to many injured workpeople due to the bankruptcy of employers, he will consider the advisability of taking the necessary steps to make it obligatory upon all employers to insure against accident liability?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
This proposal would involve legislation, for which I am afraid I see no prospect at present. Apart from the coalmining industry which, as the hon. Member knows, was dealt with in the Workmen's Compensation (Coal Mines) Act of last year, I have had no evidence of hardship arising in this way except in isolated cases.
§ Mr. TINKER
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider a number of hard cases in which compensation has not been paid?